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July / August 2021 Issue

July / August 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 4)

The July / August 2021 Issue features our 17th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, working where you want to live.
training

Louisiana Still The Gold Standard In Custom Training

Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.

July / August 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 4)

The July / August 2020 Issue features our 16th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.
business climate rankings

Orlando No. 1 In Business Climate, Dallas Is Top Millennial Magnet

Orlando, FL has the Best Business Climate among large cities and Dallas tops the leaderboard of Millennial Magnets in BF's 16th Annual Rankings Report.
wind power annual rankings

Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production

Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power, Georgia is the frontrunner among Film Production Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report
16th Annual Rankings

Business Facilities’ 16th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Business Facilities didn’t let the COVID-19 crisis skew the results in our 16th annual rankings report: They remain the most credible and comprehensive location leaderboards.
2020 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2020 Metro And Global Rankings Reports

Business Facilities' 2020 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at hot topics in economic development on the city and global level, including logistics, startup ecosystems, job growth, cost of living, and more.
LEED Green Building

Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.
startup ecosystems

Austin, Denver, New York Are Top Startup Ecosystems

Austin, Denver and New York are the cities with the top Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix are the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
Automotive Manufacturing

California Is Land Of Opportunity, Michigan Is Motor King

California is the top-ranked state for Opportunity Zones and Michigan leads in Automotive Manufacturing Strength in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings

Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 15th annual rankings report maintains BF’s standard for credible and comprehensive results. Rankings categories may evolve over time, but our commitment to an unbiased assessment of valid metrics never wavers.
Business Facilities’ 2019 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities’ 2019 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2019 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including job growth, economic growth potential, tech opportunities and more.

Business Facilities’ 2019 Global Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2019 Global Rankings Report measures international locations’ progress on a range of factors, including artificial intelligence, renewable energy, economic growth potential, global competitiveness, and beyond.
2018 LEED green building

Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018

Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking.
CloudOne

Nashville, Bozeman Top 2019 Economic Strength Ranking

POLICOM’s annual ranking of U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan statistical areas is based on their long-term tendency to consistently grow in both size and quality.

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.
2018 14th annual rankings report

Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 14th Annual Rankings Report keeps pace with the evolving priorities of economic development and tracks red-hot growth sectors, kicking off with the state rankings report.
Texas Governor With 2016 State of the Year Award

Texas Governor Presented With 2016 State Of The Year Award

The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.
July / August 2017

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.